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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-13-2019

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14 GRADUATION 2019 JUNE 13-19, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION independent, unique adults, and now it is our time to chase those dreams and express ourselves endlessly." The Blackstone-Millville Class of 2019 is well-prepared to step into the world with confidence and pursue the steps necessary to achieve their dream careers, said speakers last Friday. Classmates chanted "Let's go Bradley" as Bradley Bignac, long considered the unofficial local mayor, rose form his wheelchair to receive his diploma. The keynote speaker at last week's graduation was Dr. Deanna Carty, a member of the Class of 1987 who became a physician after attending Harvard Medical School. She told students to change the world, not with some grand scheme, but with a simple effort to share moments in the day with others. Carty told them to assemble good teammates around them, and to cheer those people on when they succeed. And she told them to be true to themselves and to speak what they truly believe to find true happiness. BMR From Page 4 Members of the BLACKSTONE-MILLVILLE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019 file into the graduation ceremony at the school in Blackstone, Friday. ISAAC CASEY smiles as he heads back to his seat after his high school career has officially ended. Paralyzed with a trau- matic brain injury, BRADLEY GIGNAC, 19, left, of Blackstone, usually wheelchair-bound, is all smiles as he not only receives his diploma, but walks to get his diploma from SUPT. JASON DEFALCO at the graduation. Looking on is TOM LOMONACO, of Northbridge, Mass., Bradley's physical thera- pist. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY D & B Landscaping Inc. COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL COMPLETE LANDSCAPE SERVICE New Seeding & Lawn Repairs Lawn Mowing • Prune Trees Trimming & Pruning Of Shrubs & Evergreens Spring Cleanings • Fall Cleanings Snow Plowing 401-766-3443 Don Heroux cell: 401-474-9703 Brian Heroux cell: 401-996-8989 161 Hawthorn Circle, Woonsocket, RI 02895 Best Wishes Class of 2019!

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